Not only is Bryan Phillips, also known as Swell Guy Customs, a sponsored Angelus Direct artist, but you might recognize him from the Angelus Brand YouTube channel where you can find his informative how-tos. He has made tutorials on everything from creating your own custom colors to how to customize your favorite pair of crocs. When it comes to his own customs his work ranges from sneakers inspired by his favorite films to denim celebrating Women's History.
These Charizard and Ho-Oh Vans Sk8-Hi pay homage to a clients favorite Pokémon. The fire dragon and rainbow phoenix inspired color palette includes vibrant oranges and red along with contrasting blues. Bryan used Angelus Pearlescent paint in the background as a nod to the holographic quality of Pokémon cards.
A fan favorite are these Black Panther Air Jordan 6 that feature the Wakandan tribal print that Ruth E .Carter created for the film in Angelus Pearlescent Prince Purple Paint. The Pearlescent Prince Purple helps give the design dimension and radiance. This pair is also a tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman with elements inspired by his costume in the film, including Wakanda Forever on the back of the midsole.
For Women's History Month Bryan took his talents to some denim. This jacket spotlights important women who have fought for everything from labor to disability rights. The design uses individual colors for each subject to help each one stand out in vibrant blues, reds or yellows.
Don't forget to add some Angelus 2-Soft Fabric Medium to your paint when working on your own denim creations.
To see more customs like these, make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram and tag us in your own custom creations.